2021 is already lining up as a banner year for established Latinx authors. These books by the following established authors are already making blissful waves: Quiara Alegriá Hudes, Isabel Allende, Sheila Maldonado, Urayoan Noel, Kirstin Valdez Quade, Margarita Engle, and Laurie Ann Guerrero. This list is updated throughout the year.
Pulitzer Prize winner, Quiara Alegriá Hudes, delivers in this memoir that brings Philadelphia and her Puerto Rican family to life. No doubt, this is a book that will be around for years to come.
Sheila Maldonado has one of the most unique styles that brings together some Brooklyn, some New York, some Honduras, and music and lyrics that make you feel vibrations. Few poets can incorporate humor and critical thought so poignantly.
Urayoan Noel has always refused to be placed in a box. In this collection, this poet and scholar teaches at the same time that he wordsmiths and shows off his mastery of form.
Kirstin Valdez Quade’s novel is already one of the best received novels of the year. A magical storyteller, she takes fascinating characters from an intriguing New Mexico family and comes up with a book that will make you laugh, wince, and want to read more.
Isabel Allende, an international treasure, has written an inspirational memoir that The New York Times calls “charming and entertaining.” Written in the style that made her a household name, this is yet another Allende classic.
Margarita Engle’s novel in verse, based on her family’s experience in Cuba, is but another innovative work by an author who has become a true expert in writing books for young readers.
Fans of former Texas Poet Laureate, Laurie Ann Guerrero, will be delighted to find that I Have Eaten the Rattlesnake: New and Selected Poems has just the right mix of her patented, powerful imagery and messages that leave their mark.